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David Stein Named Chair of the Department of Surgery

July 1, 2016

David E. Stein, MD

David E. Stein, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Stein’s new role as chair is effective July 1, 2016.

Dr. Stein joined Drexel University College of Medicine in 2003 as an assistant professor and chief of the newly formed Division of Colorectal Surgery. He is currently an associate professor and still serves as division chief. He is also the chief operating officer of the Drexel University Physicians faculty group practice and associate dean for clinical operations at the College.

As chair of the department, Dr. Stein will oversee an experienced team of surgeons and researchers who play a critical role in the medical education and training of students and residents. Each division offers electives, teaching and research. Training in critical care, trauma, oncology, breast disease, and gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery is available.

Dr. Stein has a strong interest in curriculum development and teaching, not only in clinical and patient education, but also in interprofessional education and health care education in the lay community. He’s responsible for bringing the Mini-Medical School concept to Drexel and developing several successful offshoots, including Mini-Med Summer Camp for high school juniors and seniors.

In addition to his roles at Drexel, Dr. Stein is a member of the Hahnemann University Hospital board of governors and is currently finishing his term as president of the hospital’s medical staff. He has served on numerous professional committees both at the College and at Hahnemann. He is the surgeon champion for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and a member of the National Medical Student Surgical Curriculum Committee and the Simulation Committee of the Association for Surgical Education.

Over the years, Dr. Stein has consistently been named among America’s Top Doctors for cancer by Castle Connelly and as one of Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors for colorectal surgery. He was the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Physician of the Year in 2011, and has been included in Super Doctors for his specialty since 2013.

He has nearly 100 presentations and publications to his credit, including 15 book chapters, and is currently a reviewer for Diseases of Colon and Rectum, American Journal of Surgery, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, and Graduate Medicine. He is a board member and the director of education for The Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer Foundation and a member of the medical advisory committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Region.

Dr. Stein received his medical degree from the College of Medicine of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Jefferson Medical College and his fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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